I recently stumbled across Lizzie Pinard’s blog “Reflections of an English Language Teacher.” Check out her blogposts on the “5 ways of using Edmodo with language learners; part 2.”
One of the many uses she provides for the use of Edmodo is “Article Sharing and Discussion.” I promptly set up an account for my ESOL class and students joined via their own accounts. We participated in our first class discussion of an article/unit of study in our reading selection from Shining Star “We Can Be Heroes.”
My students were excited to transfer their journal writing to an online forum. Already, they have posted their journal entries/reflections on the reading passage and have provided feedback to their classmates. I did too! The best part about the activity is that the forum is open to teachers/students alike, allowing for a positive and interactive learning environment. I’m very excited to continue using Edmodo in the future with my ESOL classes.